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Creating an MVG

You can use the MVG Wizard to create the objects necessary for MVGs. Based on the information you enter, the wizard creates the following objects that are necessary to implement the MVG.

  • Multi-Value Link
  • Multi-Value Field
  • Multi-Value Group Applet, if necessary

To configure a multi-value field using the MVG Wizard

  1. Choose File > New Object.

    The New Object Wizards dialog box appears.

  2. Under the General tab, click the MVG icon and then click OK.

    The Multi Value Group wizard appears.

  3. In the Multi Value Group dialog box, enter the values as shown in the following table, and then click Next.


    NREC Configuration

    Project to which the MVG will belong.

    Master Business Component


    The name of the master business component. For example, Opportunity is the parent business component in the Opportunity/Contact Link object.

  4. In the second Multi Value Group dialog box, enter the values as shown in the following table, and then click Next.

    Detail Business Component


    This is the name of the detail business component. For example, Contact is the child business component defined in the Opportunity/Contact link object.

    Multi Value Link Name

    NREC Contact

    Unique name for the Multi Value Link object.

  5. In the Direct Links dialog box, select the Opportunity/Contact link and then click Next.

    This dialog box displays every link that describes a master-detail relationship between the business components defined in Step 3 and Step 4.

  6. In the Primary ID Field dialog box, do not select any fields or check boxes. Click Next.

    NOTE:  Although this procedure does not cover implementing primaries, doing so can have performance benefits by reducing the number of SQL queries that are executed to populate the MVG for each record.

  7. In the Multi Value Link dialog box, accept the default for Multi Value Link properties; leave every check box clear.
  8. In the Multi Value Fields dialog box, use the drop-down list to choose a field from the detail business component to use to create the multi-value field in the master business component.
    1. From the drop-down list, choose the Last Name field.
    2. Use the default value of NREC Contact Last Name for the Multi Value Field Name.
    3. Click Add and then click Next.
  9. In the Finish dialog box, review the information you entered and then click Finish.

    The Multi Value Group Wizard uses the information you entered to create the necessary objects for a multi-value group. It also searches the repository for an existing multi-value group applet that can be used to display the data in the user interface. If a suitable applet is not found, the MVG Applet Wizard opens so you can define one.

    In the current example, the Contacts MVG Applet already exists, so the MVG Applet wizard does not open.

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